When there is a fire all the sprinkler heads go off at once. WRONG! Each head is independent and only the head(s) adjacent
to the fire go off.
Water damage is as bad as the fire damage. WRONG! A typical sprinkler discharges 55 litre per minute. A fire fighting hose
discharges over 600 litres per minute.
Sprinklers can go off accidentally. WRONG! Records show that the chance of an accidental discharge from a
sprinkler is in the region of 16 million to 1.
Sprinkler Systems are expensive. WRONG! It is estimated that the costs of a sprinkler system can be
recovered over a period of about 10 years. This is achieved through reduced insurance premiums and in larger organisations through less disruption to business continuity when a fire
A smoke detector provides enough protection. WRONG! Smoke detectors - save lives by providing a warning
system but can do nothing to extinguish a growing fire or protect those physically unable to escape on their own. Too often, battery operated smoke detectors fail to function because the batteries
are dead of have been removed.
I have smoke alarms so I don't need a fire sprinkler system. WRONG! Smoke alarms are essential in every home.
But they can only detect a fire. Fire sprinklers detect the fire and automatically control it, saving lives and property.